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the_real_simon_iff
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09/01/2015 4:50 pm  

93!

Two days ago I watched a documentary on "the cultural history of drugs" featuring among others Tobias Churton and of course Crowley was mentioned quite a bit. For a few seconds - while his paintings at Cefalu were briefly discussed - this picture was displayed. I never saw it before. Does anyone know about the origin, whereabouts and title of the painting? Or do I have to contact the ARTE editors?

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OKontrair
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09/01/2015 5:05 pm  
"the_real_simon_iff" wrote:
93!

I never saw it before.

Yes you did!  It's item 25 in the 'Old Master' exhibition catalogue and described as 1934 untitled. Yopur copy looks better though.

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the_real_simon_iff
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09/01/2015 5:28 pm  

93, OK!

And thanks a lot! Well, there is only so much space in my brain. I must have forgotten it with all the other new paintings that came to light in the last years.

Solved (sometimes it's so easy....)

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OKontrair
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09/01/2015 5:49 pm  

93 Lutz,

Also I do not think it shows tattoos - it looks to me like a garment. I don't think garments like this existed in 1934 although they probably have since the 1960's.  That means AC can now be regarded as a fashion designer 25 years ahead of his time in addition to his other accomplishments..

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michaelclarke18
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09/01/2015 6:01 pm  

The poor quality of drawing in that painting makes me cringe, literally.


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joe93
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09/01/2015 6:34 pm  

Royal academy it ain't (thankfully?) but those tattoos - if indeed they are tattoos - are better drawn than some actual tattoos you see these days! I quite like it, she looks very contemporary.


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joe93
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09/01/2015 6:37 pm  

PS Peter Blake painted the same subject (a tattooed woman) a few decades later. He's the guy who designed the cover for Sgt Pep...well you all know.


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Brigitte Gorez Santos
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10/01/2015 11:24 pm  

The scarf reminds me of the yellow "Hare Krishna" scarves. I wonder if they were worn at the time.


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